UNFPA Nigeria

Nigeria has a dynamic economy and a large population expected to double in the next two decades. Though maternal mortality rates have fallen, the overall numbers of maternal deaths remain high, contraceptive prevalence is low and teenage pregnancy high. UNFPA programmes focus on improving maternal and newborn health, combating fistula and providing access to sexual and reproductive health of young people. Family planning measures aim to broaden access to high-quality services and improved management of contraceptives. Other efforts assist in producing key demographic data for development planning.

Data overview View more

Población

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Salud materna y neonatal

  • Partos atendidos por personal de salud cualificado

Salud sexual y reproductiva

  • Tasa de prevalencia del uso de anticonceptivos, cualquier método

  • Demanda no satisfecha

Educación

Fecundidad

Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Nigeria View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Nigeria in 2018 View more

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Fistula treatment

728 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

220 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

34413 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

78 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

14750 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

5970 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

78 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

26165 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Fistula treatment

728 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package